Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.

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Idealist is a project of Action Without Borders, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 with offices in the United States and Argentina.

Our Vision

We would like to live in a world where:
All people can lead free and dignified lives.
Every person who wants to help another has the ability to do so.
No opportunities for action or collaboration are missed or wasted.

Our Mission

Action Without Borders connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.

AWB is independent of any government, political ideology, or religious creed. Our work is guided by the common desire of our members and supporters to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect.

Here are some useful facts about Action Without Borders/

  • Action Without Borders is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City. Among other programs, Action Without Borders runs the website
  • is a website that facilitates connections between individuals and institutions that are interested in improving their communities.
  • Action Without Borders has offices in the United States (in New York, NY and Portland, OR) and Argentina (in Buenos Aires). We also have staff based in cities including Berlin, Geneva, San Francisco, Seattle, and Quito. In total, we have about 70 employees.
  • Action Without Borders was founded in 1995. Its founder and executive director is Ami Dar.
  • Over 84,000 nonprofit organizations from more than 180 countries have created profiles on They use these profiles to list information about their missions, programs, services, and opportunities. Our Spanish- and French-language sites have directories with even more nonprofit listings.
  • has over 500,000 individual members and receives 50,000 unique visitors each day.

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